These cozy winter soup recipes are perfect for chilly nights when you want something healthy, hearty, and tasty for dinner.
It’s hard to want to drink a bunch of water on cold winter days, so to stay hydrated it’s important to drink warm beverages and to make sure your food has high water content. That’s why making soup and eating vegetables is so important during the colder months!
How to Make Great Winter Soups
A good winter soup fills you up, has a punch of flavor, and has nutritious seasonal produce. Learning to build flavor in soup is essential – you can do it by simmering your soup for a long time, adding flavor bombs like stock cubes or dashi, or adding spices to your soup.
Choosing in-season produce will yield tasty and flavorful soup. Some seasonal produce that works well in soup includes butternut squash, potatoes, cauliflower, kale, fennel, turnips, leeks, and onions.
Beans also make a great base for a soup – when their starches break down they help everything stick together and can be used to create a creamy texture. They’re also very filling!
Healthy lentil soup gets a seasonal twist in this Lentil Soup with Winter Vegetables. Green lentils, sweet parsnips, butternut squash, carrots along with fresh rosemary, bring all the flavors of the cold season together for warm and comforting vegetarian meal.
Easy to make creamy tomato soup with cauliflower recipe, ready in 35 minutes. This homemade soup uses cans of crushed tomatoes and a whole head of cauliflower to make it a healthy dinner the entire family will love.
Easy to make healthy potato soup recipe on the stovetop. You won’t believe this creamy soup doesn’t need any milk or cheese! Get ready to make the best potato soup ever! Only 300 calories, vegetarian option available in recipe.
This healthy soup consists of shredded chicken breast in a seasoned broth combined with beans, corn, chilis and the perfect blend of spices. Topped with cheese and crispy tortilla strips for an appetizing dish! This healthy crock pot chicken tortilla soup is a family favorite!
This slightly spicy, slightly sweet, completely filling, unintentionally vegan, intentionally Easy Roasted Sweet Potato Ginger Soup calls for six simple ingredients and is one of our favorite soups this time of year – hoping it becomes one of your favorites too!
A creamy vegetarian dish that is packed with protein and veggies. Hearty wild rice is combined with mushrooms, carrots, celery, and kale, then is brought together with a creamy soup base. This easy mushroom soup is the best way to warm up on a cold day!
This vegan cream of celery soup recipe shines thanks to a big heaping of dill and a drizzle of EVOO. This tasty soup ready in under 30 minutes! It is garnished with a dill and celery salad, simply too pretty not to eat. Who doesn't love a dairy-free soup that tastes like spring but is still hearty and warm for those chilly days?
This Sweet Potato Chicken Stew with Black Beans is the ultimate healthy comfort food with so much flavor. This is an easy recipe that can feed a large family or makes amazing leftovers the next day after the flavors meld together.
What are your favorite winter soup recipes?
Tips for Making an Excellent Bowl of Soup
Here are some of our best tips for making great soup.
Choose high-quality, seasonal vegetables. Buying local and seasonal vegetables will not only taste the best but it will be cheaper.
Use beans. Beans are cheap, filling, and tasty. When simmered in a soup they release starch that helps thicken a soup.
Add flavor bombs. Chicken or vegetable stock or stock cubes and dashi can make a great base for soups. Also, consider using chiles like chipotle chile in adobo or a can of diced green chiles to add a depth of flavor.
Think about the texture. Make sure to have a balance of crunchy and creamy ingredients.
Don’t forget the salt. Sea salt and kosher salt are both great in soups and bring out the natural flavors of the food.
Taste as you go. Take little sips and adjust seasonings as necessary while you’re cooking.
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